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Chomping at Bits: Florida, Ole Miss and "The Promise"

Once upon a time, a certain Florida Gators team lost at home to Ole Miss before going on to achieve greatness. Following that defeat, a certain Florida Gators quarterback made a certain speech that now is on a plaque outside the stadium. Sound familiar? The Rebels are coming to town again, albeit with the tables now somewhat turned, and everyone is remembering “The Promise”.

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Tim Tebow's Promise: Quotes from Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow about the Ole Miss loss, 2008 season and that iconic speech. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

Former and Current Gator Players remember "The Promise": Fun fact - Nick Washington can recite it by heart. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

"Promising" Gators: The 4-0 Gators face a "big game" on Saturday, which used to be the norm. (Scott Carter, Gatorzone)

Jim McElwain updates injuries, Kerry Dixon talks about WRs: McElwain says Vernon Hargreaves' lower back is not an issue. Dixon talks about UF's talent at wide receiver and how he shows Demarcus Robinson NFL film to try and coax more consistent production out of him. (Robbie Andrew, Gainesville Sun)

Gators and Rebels building off of 2013 recruiting class: Ole Miss and Florida signed many players in their 2013 classes that will be major contributors in Saturday's game. (Derek Tyson, ESPN)

SEC East facing opportunity to take power back from SEC West: Georgia, Florida and Tennessee all face SEC West competition this Saturday. Florida and Georgia have the chance to secure big East wins over West opponents. (Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports)

"Some Reality" to Freeze to Florida rumors: Ole Miss Athletic Director Russ Bjork says UF was interested in hiring Ole Miss Coach High Freeze after firing Will Muschamp in November. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Recruiting trending upward: Some recruits that attended the Gators' comeback win over Tennessee last weekend have Florida in their list of top schools. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)

UF improves sustainability ranking: An increase in sustainability related classes and UF's waste management program contributed to the increased score. (Avery Guyton, Independent Florida Alligator)

What are your plans for Saturday?: Who's going to the game, or doing something fun for it? If you are going I am so very jealous of you.

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